Lillard concludes 4-day USA minicamp, leaves good impression

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Lillard concludes 4-day USA minicamp, leaves good impression
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LAS VEGAS – For a minute there, it appeared Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard were going to have a duel to prove who was the best young point guard in this league during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday. In the first quarter, the two were going at it, trading bucket for bucket. It was apparent that the coaching staff put these two young stars opposite of one another for a reason. “I knew it was the first time that we had actually matched up against each other," Lillard said. "He's competitive, I'm competitive. For a second in that first quarter, we got going back and forth a little bit. It was fun.”

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